Disco Biscuits Live at Electric Factory on 2003-08-23
- Live concert
- Disco Biscuits
Set II: Jam, Astronaut(beg) > (8/21>)Shem-Rah Boo, Waltz of the Flowers, Voices Insane, Svenghali(unf) > Crickets(><8/22) > Pilin' it Higher
Dribble>RockCandy>Astronaut and Svenghali>Crickets>PilinItHigher with Mike Greenfield on drums.
- 2004-02-15 15:16:42
- M1->Waveterminal 2496->Soundforge 5.0->CDWav->SHN
- Philadelphia, PA
- Taped by
- Brian Porter
- Transferred by
- Matt Spolansky
- Electric Factory
Subject: Great all-around show.
Dribble > Robots > Truckers > Robots > Dribble > Rock Candy > Astronaut - Wow. What a great looking first set. Dribble's 1st jam is fantastic midtempo Biscuits. Barber plays some great riffs here and Brownstein does a great job of driving the band. About halfway through the jam, Sammy switches things up and we fly into some fast trance. This portion of the jam is also pretty good, though certainly not as good as the midtempo portion. The jam gets more and more intense and morphs really well into the Robots ending. The jam out of Robots basically is the band playing the Robots 1st jam riff over and over again until Brownstein drops the bassline for Truckers. Not what I'd even call a real jam. The jam out of Truckers begins with some rather chilled out jamming and neat melodic phrasing/interplay from Magner/Barber. They fall into a really sick groove that will definitely have you in head-bob mode. This essentially takes the place of the Robots 1st jam in this set. No "jam" inbetween Robots and Dribble, they just drop straight back into Dribble. The jam out of Dribble has Barber playing a really smooth lick from the start. Suddenly, Greenfield comes on stage and the band instantly launches into some drum-heavy trance. This winds up turning into some really great thematic jamming before they get to Rock Candy. The Rock Candy jam is really great, with every member of the band filling in the others' spaces and completing their musical sentences. Really, really good stuff. It leads into an absolutely fantastic Astronaut ending that is built very very very well. Great end to a relatively solid set.
Astronaut > Shem-Rah - The jam out of Astronaut starts out very laid back. The laid back stuff leads into a slow, yet danceable jam. Magner is using some bird samples. It's either that, or he's got a patch with the LFO speed turned all the way up. Either way, this turns into a really spacial, ethereal jam. The jam later turns into a great dance, and there's a portion that sounds like it might head towards Ladies, but pretty much this whole thing is enjoyable, and is over 20 minutes of nonstop improv.
Waltz - Standard
Voices - Voices actually has a really low key, spacey, delay-ridden jam in the middle of it that leads into the "These walls have deceived me" portion. Really cool version of Voices. There's also a small jam before the ending as well, which fits the song very well. Why they've never permanently added a couple jams to this song is beyond me.
Svenghali > Crickets > Pilin' - Svenghali starts out with a really generic drum and bass jam and turns into an awesome downtempo/trip-hop jam with some really dominating drums from Sammy and Greenfield. Crickets starts out with some really pretty, relaxed stuff. This turns into an absolutely gorgeous jam. Eventually they get more breakbeat and head towards to Pilin'.
Nughuffer - The story is all about Palon, which means "just a little too much hair," and how Brownstein hung out with him in Sour Dieseldorf. The jam is very good from the outset, and continues to be awesome until the end.
The first set is mostly good, with the exception of a couple of not fully "real" segues. Both Dribble jams, Truckers, and Rock Candy are all phenomenal. Second set has a monstrous Astronaut, a jammed out Voices, and all of Svenghali > Crickets > Pilin' are very good. Nughuffer is very, very good as well. 5 stars for being awesome all-around.
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